About Barbara

"If I can change your thinking I can change your career"

                                                           - Barbara Deustch

Barbara Deutsch is the creator of The Barbara Deutsch Approach, a unique coaching technique which focuses on people in any stage of transition. As a successful life & career coach, acting teacher, and author, Barbara knows about dreams: the rewards of their pursuit, and the sorrows of feeling stuck. Bringing over 30 years of experience to the table, she works with those in front of the camera and behind the scenes, acting as a Personal Champion, and consultant.


Barbara started working in the entertainment industry shortly after the Beatles became popular for the first time. Beginning on the East Coast, Barbara was "discovered" by the legendary Clive Davis while standing on a coffee table at Epic Records singing to her fellow secretaries. After witnessing her performance, Clive said to her boss, "Either fire her or sign her." Along with her handling production for Epic records and heading the promotion department for Scepter Records, Epic signed her to a recording contract. Within a year she earned the coveted role singing "Day by Day" in the first national tour of GODSPELL. Making her way to the West Coast, she raised a family and pursued a successful career in television, stage, film, and commercials. 


Barbara's intense interest in people and the complexities of business and personal relationships outshone her need for the limelight.  Barbara joined a Los Angeles based consulting company specializing in the enhancement of people's personal lives and professional careers. She soon became a partner leading the company through an expansion of its scope and client base, while publicly speaking to a variety of forums.


Whether you are shy or aggressive, Barbara teaches you how to move forward, operating from a place of freedom, not perfection, by presenting yourself in a way that is powerful and productive, resulting in positive outcomes.   When the creative work is done, what matters, is how you talk about yourself and your project. She teaches the importanceof connecting authentically.  Learning this makes the difference between creating meaningful relationships or stopping them in their tracks.  Her unique ability to speak to clients in a voice they understand, makes her a unique and inspired Personal Champion.


People work with Barbara when they are ready to raise the bar, expand their business and take it to the next level.  It doesn’t matter to her whether something is wrong or something is right with your career - it’s all about what you want, where you want to go, how you want to get there, and who you want to be.


As well as being a sought-after life & career coach, Barbara is an Adjunct Professor with Syracuse University in Los Angeles, teaching acting for non-actors. 


Barbara provides straight talk and quick results, delivered with humor and compassion. 

Phone: (818) 508-9096 Email: barbara@bdapproach.com


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